Spokes and Nipple

SPOLKES FROM  SAPIM - BELGIUM*

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What is a spoke? You can define it in different ways: a piece of steel, a wire, a spring or, what we like best, the connection between the hub and the rim.  Being the link between the hub and the rim, the spoke has multiple functions:

  • Carry: spokes carry the weight of the bicycle as well as it load.
  • Absorb: spokes absorb the irregularities of the road and ensure the comfort of the rider.
  • Transmission: spokes transmit acceleration and braking effort of the rider.

When you see professional riders coming downhill at close to 90 km/h on their bike, you realize the vital importance to get the best quality of spokes and nipples.

We use different grade of steel, different diameters, heads, surfaces and, of course, length.  Producing with care and on highest quality standards we offer the widest range in the market. All our spokes are produced in Sapim facility located in Europe and in Asia.  In every production location we implemented an identical and strict quality control processes.